Catherine Cunningham, PhD

Mission Possible: Awaken Natural Intelligence in Our World

https://naturalintelligence.com

Dr. Catherine Cunningham, PhD is an ecologist, anthropologist, writer, filmmaker, and media host producing films, interactive experiences, and online multimedia for international clients who are focused on positive economic, social, and environmental win-win-win solutions to global conservation and climate change.

Catherine has travelled, written, photographed, and filmed in 70 countries, producing creative films and music videos in support the UN Global Goals and the human+nature planetary health narrative. Visit Natural Intelligence.com to see where her work has premiered internationally. Over 20 years, she has interviewed hundreds of global thought leaders to promote sustainable solutions to climate change and conservation in creative ways. Catherine has written numerous articles on climate change, nature, and regeneration. She’s currently writing two books: “Naturally Intelligent by Design” — a fine art science and culture book for families and “Natural Intelligence”— a guidebook for well-navigating a post COVID-19 world by following nature’s principles.

Partnering with Eurovision News and Events, Catherine is also an independent media host— producing content on nature, climate, and regeneration; syndicated globally by EuroVision’s News Direct. She is a regular contributor to Thrive Global and Medium. She currently produces communications for the Prince Albert II Foundation and participates in programming @ the World Economic Forum on Climate Change, Nature, and Biodiversity.

As an university educator, Catherine taught undergraduate and masters courses in corporate sustainability communications at Arizona State University; global sustainability at Chapman University; biology, ecology, botany, and environmental science at Denver State College and Front Range College. In 2016, she designed one of the first university courses on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (also online), contributing to youth action on the UN Global Goals. She also created a post-graduate program with UNESCO on the MAB (Man the Biosphere) reserves.

Catherine earned her PhD in Ecosystem Science at ETHZ in Switzerland, studying climate impacts on mountain ecosystems. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Cultural Anthropology and International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters degree from Utah State in Ecology. Catherine speaks fluent English and conversational Italian. She loves creative collaboration, media production, mountaineering, outdoor sports, yoga, wellness, and travel. 

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The Great Green Reset: A System’s Approach Following Nature’s Lead

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The Great Green Reset: From Biological Baselines to Building Back Better

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The Great Green Reset: Transforming Lifestyle, Leadership, Economy

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Everything We Need to Know to Recover from COVID-19 We Learned in Kindergarten

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Circular Living is the Secret

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Nature's Reflection Photography 2020
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The Great Green Reset: The New Nature-Climate Economy

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Natural Intelligence: Aligning Human Consciousness with Life’s Principles that Underpin our Existence

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Natural Intelligence: Life’s Connection, Cooperation, and Capital

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Natural Intelligence: Life’s Collective Intelligence

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Still Celebrating Our Home Sanctuary

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Natural Intelligence: Life’s Essence

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Natural Intelligence in the World

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Impatience and Insurgence Kills; Solidarity Saves

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May Day, May Day

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The Tree’s Truth: Lesson Seven-Fearlessly Face Death…and Life

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Tree’s Truth: Lesson Six- Think in Circles and Seasons

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The Tree’s Truth: Lesson Five- Be Inclusive

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The Tree’s Truth: Lesson Four- Conserve Resources

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The Tree’s Truth: Lesson Three: Network, Share, and Protect our Common Forest

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The Tree’s Truth: Lesson Two: Defy Fear, Grow Against Gravity

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The Tree’s Truth: Lesson One: Learn to Breathe

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The Tree’s Truth

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Chaos- Riding the Tide of Covid-19

by Catherine Cunningham, PhD
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Grounded:The Silver Lining of the Corona Virus for us as Global Citizens

by Catherine Cunningham, PhD

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